One of the things we love to do year after year during the holiday season is wreath-making! It's a relaxing and fun way to get into the festive spirit the whole family can enjoy. This year, we leaned toward our usual Scandinavian-inspired look, but using found and foraged materials. Sometimes, there is so much beauty in our own backyards or neighborhoods, if we just take the time to explore!
How To: Turn A Storage Basket Into a Christmas Tree Skirt Without Cutting The Basket
I love basket tree skirts. They finish off a tree with clean lines. My house is full of large storage baskets for toys, blankets, and all sorts of stuff. I really wanted to make one of them work, without cutting the basket, so I could use it as a basket again. The only problem was my artificial Christmas tree base was too big. Here is my simple, no-skills needed, DIY solution to make one of my storage baskets work as my tree skirt.
The holidays are hard on the wallet, thanks to all the gifts and decorations that we're expected to buy. But with a little bit of ingenuity, it is possible to decorate your home on a budget. Today we're sharing ten DIY decorating ideas that are cheap or even free using things you probably already have lying around the house.
It's a harsh reality: we all want to do Christmas decor DIYs, but the busy holiday season is always packed family and friends. We want to spend money to "deck the halls" but are saving our pennies to buy Christmas gifts. Hopefully this post will be sweetness to your eyes, ears, wallets, and Christmas decorations. Today I'm sharing five simple DIY Christmas decor projects that can each be had for less than $15, and all the materials are available on Amazon Prime! Now you can make your home festive, save your money for that new/old Nintendo NES Classic for you kid (err, I mean, husband), and have another reason to stay in your flannel PJs longer. Read on to see all the projects ...
I recently had the opportunity of touring an "idea house." The property, a charming 1920's bungalow, belongs to and is maintained by a local family-owned company called Bachman's. The idea house is near their flagship store on Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis and is maintained as a landmark to celebrate the family's ancestors who lived in the home, conducting business just a few hundred feet away. Although the company is known primarily as a premier garden center, it also offers home decor items a-plenty. They
I'm not sure how we missed Brittany's DIY gingerbread house gift boxes last year, but we did. Luckily, she reminded us of these so-sweet-you-could-eat-them gift boxes with a brand spanking new video
If you're stuck on how to pull together a fall table setting, simply look to your favorite fall fashions to give you some inspiration. Here are three "shoppable" fall table settings inspired by fall fashion.
When I think of fall, I think of pumpkins... and it's also the time of year when I start lighting candles again, to cast a cozy glow on those chilly nights. So it would only be natural to combine the two - and that's exactly what we're sharing today. Click through to find out how to make your own pumpkin beeswax candles.
Fun fact: Autumn Leaves was the first jazz standard I learned on guitar back in high school, when I though learning to play jazz guitar would make me cool and get girlfriends. It's a pretty basic song, and a good one to teach a 15-year-old me how to do a chord melody, which, on a guitar, is where you play a song's chords and melody at the same time, and ... hey, isn't this supposed to be a DIY blog!?
The leaves are falling, the temperature's dropping, and the weather is perfect for spending some time outdoors. If you're like me, you want your porch to be as inviting as the weather around you. Here are some of my favorite fall porch decorations to help get you in the season.
It's a bit of an unspoken rule that our homes should smell delicious during the fall and winter. You've gotta have those berries. You should smell the pumpkin. We've rounded up a handful of ways that you can bring that scent right into your home and enjoy it all season long!
Now that the craziness of summer has passed, fall is the perfect time to host a dinner party or a get-together with friends. And if you're like me, designing a beautiful dinner table is the best part (aside from laughing with good friends, of course!). So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite centerpieces and tablescapes that I've found floating around the internet lately. Click through to check them out!
Pillows are the best way to change up a room for the new season. And nothing is more cuddly and warm then a soft flannel shirt. This fun flannel pillow is sure to encourage some quality time on the sofa.
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I am pro horse shoe decor. They're perfectly rustic, but still edgy enough to fit with a modern aesthetic. I'm currently crushing on cabins and how to decorate them and this cool horseshoe hack is definitely one to pin away for later!
Yes, such things are usually hung outside, functioning as bird houses, but I'm with Julia from Tag & Tibby on this one: displayed indoors, her modern take on the painted gourds are lovely pieces of organic art. A trio
Rustic style can be très chic, even though it often involves wood... the key is to combine it with a variety of materials to create unique combinations. And today we're going to show you how to do that, with this reclaimed wood candle sconce for your wall. Keep reading to check out the simple tutorial.
Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as...
A few years ago, when my wife and I moved across the country, we had absolutely no idea if anyone would ever come visit us. Sure, we had strong relationships with family and friends, and we moved to a city with plenty of attractions for visitors, but the truth is: we just didn't know. We were far outside of driving distance, and cross-country air travel is an expensive investment. Both of our families had generations of firm roots in the Midwest, so it wasn’t just a location shift; it was a conceptual one too.
Good news: people came. They came for summer trips, for holidays, to spend time with us, and as a free launching pad for their own Pacific Northwest vacations. A few years later, they’re still coming. This summer alone, we’ve had no fewer than thirteen guests, with four more scheduled before the end of the year. We've become a little haven for folks exploring the mountains, the ocean, the waterfalls, the ancient forests, and the exceptional food and culture that Portland has to offer.
For those of you who love fall, the best time of the year is right around the corner... when the air starts to feel crisp and, best of all, when you can start adding autumnal touches to your home. So today we're sharing ten gorgeous spaces that embrace fall in a subtle yet effective way.